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Strabo, Geography (ed. H.C. Hamilton, Esq., W. Falconer, M.A.), BOOK XVI., CHAPTER II. (search)
greatest part is exported to Alexandreia. The whole mountain overhanging the city is planted almost to its summit with
vines. The summit of the mountain is at a great distance
from Laodiceia, sloping gently and by degrees upwards from
the city; but it rises perpendicularly over Apameia.
Laodiceia suffered severely when Dolabella took refuge
there. Being besieged by Cassius, he defended it until his
death, but he involved in his own ruin the destruction of many
parts of the city.B. C. 40.
In the district of Apameia is a city well fortified in
almost every part. For it consists of a well-fortified hill,
situated in a hollow plain, and almost surrounded by the
Orontes, which, passing by a large lake in the neighbourhood,
flows through wide-spread marshes and meadows of vast extent, affording pasture for cattle and horses.The text is corrupt. The translation follows the proposed corrections of Letronne and Kramer. The city is thus
securely situated, and received the